About Didim Altinkum Turkey
A close neighbour of the antique Milet and Priene, flanked by the Aegean sea, which is perfectly clear with 31 bays and beaches. One of the most visited and well-known holiday resorts of the Aegean coast of Turkey. The ancient oracle centre of the temple of Apollo is a short bus ride from the seafront.
For those who like to chill out in the day and go wild at night, there is every opportunity to do both here. The 3 main beaches are fabulous, the name Altinkum actually meaning Golden Sand, and sun beds and parasols are abundant, as well as ice cream sellers! After the sun goes down there is an abundance of friendly and welcoming restaurants and bars offering food and music to suit all tastes. The tourists are now accustomed to mixing with the ever-expanding number of British ex-pats that now live here.
Didim belongs to Aydin province, and is a neighbour of Izmir to the north and Mugla to the south. Also, it is located between the two popular holiday resorts of Kusadasi and Bodrum.
The results of the last census in the year 2000 showed that the population was 26000 but nowadays it is more like 34000 and during the summer months this figure increases dramatically, as there are many Turkish and British who have holiday homes and come to stay for the whole summer. Add that to the huge influx of foreign tourists, and the population count increases considerably.
It is very similar to that of the Mediterranean resorts, which is very hot in the summer months and mild, windy and little rainy in the winter months. Humidity is generally very low and is extremely suitable for elderly and asthmatic people., as well as those with rheumatism and arthritis.
Didim is 95 km from international Bodrum-Milas (BJV) airport and takes 75min to drive, and 140 km from international Izmir (ADB) airport and takes 110 min to drive. There are lots of tourist agencies and transfer companies that arrange airport transfers for both airports all year around and are charging a reasonable amount. In town you can go anywhere with local minibuses (dolmus).
Rental cars and taxis are also available.
In 2005 the tourism ministry chose and added Didim as a cultural and touristic development area. There are plans for 2 new golf courses. This means demand for high quality property in this area will be high. A new ferry terminal linking the town to the Greek Islands will be operational from 2008, and will be ideal for duty free trips.
The construction of a new marina for completion in 2009 has commenced. " The new marina will transform the future of this area and make Didim the number one destination on the Aegean Coast " says Mumin Kamaci, the Mayor of Didim.
- Swimming in crystal clear waters of Aegean Sea.
- Sunbathing in the warm Aegean Sun.
- Snorkeling and water sports such as Windsurfing, Water skiing, Scuba diving.
- Jogging, Hiking, Cycling and Horse riding.
- Eating out in popular restaurants and cafes in Didim.
- Boat trips around the coast and bays and fishing.
- Discover wonderful historical sites in Didim and the West coast of Turkey
world famous Ephesus, Temple of Apollo, Miletus, Priene and so on.
- Enjoy shopping and bargains while living in Turkey.
- Lively nightlife is also available in Altinkum.
- Trips to Bodrum or Greek Islands.
- Superb summer excursion programmes from local agents
- Very low cost of living for necessary utilities, many foodstuffs and essentials.
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